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marriage

(Encyclopedia) marriage, socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group?

nullity of marriage

(Encyclopedia) nullity of marriage, in law, an unlawful marriage that is either void or voidable because of conditions existing at the time of the marriage. A bigamous or incestuous marriage, for?

Longest Celebrity Marriages

Catherine McNiff 1. Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens 2. Bob and Ginny Newhart 3. Bill and Camille Cosby 4. Don and Barbara Rickles 5. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean 6.?

Brewer's: Marriage Knot

(The). The bond of marriage effected by the legal marriage service. The Latin phrase is nodus Herculeus, and part of the marriage service was for the bridegroom to loosen (solvere) the?

Brewer's: Marriages

Carrier's republican marriages. A device of wholesale slaughter, adopted by Carrier, proconsul of Nantes, in the first French Revolution. It consisted in tying men and women together by?

The Devil's Dictionary: Marriage

by Ambrose Bierce MANNAMARTYRMARRIAGE -n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

Brewer's: Morganatic Marriage

(A). A marriage in which the wife does not take the husband's rank, because legally, or according to court bye-laws, the marriage is not recognised. This sort of marriage is effected when?